Jesus M. Vega, 90, of Racine, passed away at Ascension All Saints Hospital on Tuesday, February 5, 2019.  He was born in Mexico to Gumercindo and Maria (Nee: Mercado) Vega.  In 1956, he married Marcelina Maldonado in Mexico.  Jesus loved to travel to visit his relatives in Mexico and his children and grandchild in Georgia and California.  His work ethic was a sense of pride for himself and marveled by friends, family, employers, and co-workers.  Jesus began his work in Mexico helping his father on their homestead, was a local Deputy in his town, spent countless hours and years on American farms, and retired from J.I. Case after 20 years.  He continued his love for the land, gardening in his yard daily.  He cooked what he planted and a wonderful cook he was.  A loving and faithful husband and father, hard work, and humility make up much of his legacy.  We always loved hearing his amazing and vivid life stories, spoken with pride and enthusiasm.  Jesus will be missed by his wife Marcelina of 62 years, his children Alicia (Dennis) Dixon, Jesse (Kathleen) Vega, Rudy (Rosa) Vega, along with grandchildren Jaime, Karley and Katelyn.  He is preceded in death by his parents, son Jaime Vega and 10 siblings.  Funeral Mass Services will be held at St. Patrick Catholic Church (1100 Erie Street) on Tuesday, February 19th at 11:30am.  Family will receive guests at the church at 11 am until the time of service.  At the request of family, his remains will be buried at Holy Cross Cemetery on a future date.